Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Interview with Yanette Mantro

  1. What is your real, birth name? What name do you use? I am using my real name. No Pen Name for me. I am Yanette Mantro. It’s easier for me to remember and not try to live two lives. I would give myself away in a heartbeat if I had a Pen Name. lol.
  2. Do you have a nickname? What is it, and where did you get it? Janet. Spanish people pronounce the Y like a J. So my entire family calls me Janet. Friends use to say Janet from another planet!
  3. What do you look like? (Include height, weight, hair, eyes, skin, apparent age, and distinguishing features) I am 5’1 ½ (yes, the half matters. lol) I have curly blond and brown hair. Brown eyes, mike chocolate skin. Im 36 years old and I look like a
  4. How do you dress most of the time? Jeans and a shirt. I like to be comfortable.
  5. How do you "dress up?" Dress and high heels or sometimes jeans, nice blouse and heels.
  6. How do you "dress down?" Pajama pants and a tee.
  7. What do you wear when you go to sleep? boy cut shorts and tee
  8. Do you wear any jewelry? Earrings, necklace and wedding ring.
  9. In your opinion, what is your best feature? My eyes.
  10. What's your real birth date? 05-02-1982
  11. Where do you live? Describe it: Is it messy, neat, avant-garde, sparse, etc.? In a house. Neat for the most part, when the toys are put away.
  12. Do you own a car? Describe it. Yes, a Mitsubishi Outlander
  13. What is your most prized mundane possession? Why do you value it so much? My betty boop figurine.It'ss something that I’ve had for years and it a symbol of something my mother and I both love. Plus, it used to be hers.
  14. What one word best describes you? Goofball
  15. What was your family like? They are crazy, fun and real to the bone.
  16. Who was your father, and what was he like? My father was a military man and is now soft as melted ice cream.
  17. Who was your mother, and what was she like? My mother was a hard worker and did all she could to support three kids. She was always easy to talk to and still is.
  18. What was your parents’ marriage like? Were they married? Did they remain married? It seemed ok. They divorced when I was three. But I’ve never seen them argue or be disrespectful to one another., even this day.
  19. What were your siblings’ names? What were they like? Julissa, David, Chiqui, and Alex. Julissa loves to dance salsa, David loves sports, Chiqui is into martial arts and Alex is the partier.
  20. What's the worst thing one of your siblings ever did to you? What's the worst thing you've done to one of your siblings? Throw a coffee cup at me. I have probably ratted them out for things they threaten me to keep quiet.
  21. When's the last time you saw any member of your family? Where are they now? Last week. They are home.
  22. Did you ever meet any other family members? Who were they? What did you think of them? Julissa and Alex were from my dad side and they were always great with me. I think they are amazing siblings.
  23. Do you have a job? What is it? Do you like it? If no job, where does your money come from? I have a full-time corporate job. I used to love it and now I am just there to do my job and my job only.
  24. What is your boss or employer like? (Or publisher, or agent, or whatever.) My boss is amazing. She supports my writing and even read my book.
  25. What are your co-workers like? Do you get along with them? Any in particular? Which ones don't you get along with? I pretty much try to get along with everyone at work. That’s how I need it to be to be drama free. The ones that I don’t get along with, I keep it professional and make sure to avoid the drama. I don’t get along with those that treat others like crap or try to pond your workload on others.
  26. What is something you had to learn that you hated? Being the bigger person at work.
  27. Do you tend to save or spend your money? Why? Both. I’ll save to try and make sure I have a cushion to fall back on, but then things happen that I have no choice but to spend it.
  28. What hobbies do you have? Reading, crafting and gaming
  29. Who is your closest mundane friend? Describe them and how you relate to them. Krystal, Amaris, and Kim. They all get me and they all are goofballs along with me. Oh, and they tell me the truth without sugar coating it.
  30. Who is your worst mundane enemy? Describe them and why you don't get along. A co-worker who mooches off of everyone and doesn’t act grateful for all that is done for her. Plus they are just plain old inconsiderate if others, but I keep professional with her.
  31. What bands do you like? Do you even pay attention? I did like 5th Harmony. Can’t name any more.
  32. What tape or CD hasn't left your player since your purchased it? Why? CD Celine Dion. It’s still in my CD player in my car. Even though I don’t play it.
  33. What song is "your song?" Why? Can’t Breathe by Leona Lewis. Listen to her vocals and the lyrics and you’ll see.
  34. What's been your favorite movie of all time? Dirty Dancing was it for a hot minute until Girls Trip came out.
  35. Read any good books? What were they? The Way We Burn by Michelle Leighton
  36. What do you watch on the Television? Cartoons with the kids or Netflix.
  37. When it comes to mundane politics, do you care? If so, which way do you tend to vote? If not, why don't you care? I don’t like talking about politics, it ruins the mood and people can get upset about it to the point of losing a friendship over it.
  38. What type of places do you hang out in with your mundane friends? I prefer to hang at your place or Starbucks. I rarely go out, unless you drag me out to the bar to hang with you.
  39. What type of places do you hang out in with your normal friends? My house or there’s. Sometimes wineries.
  40. What annoys you more than anything else? chew your food with open mouth and I can hear it.
  41. What would be the perfect gift for you? A book or a gift card to a bookstore.
  42. What's the most beautiful thing you've ever seen? The rainforest in Puerto Rico.
  43. What time of day is your favorite? Mid-afternoon
  44. What kind of weather is your favorite? Fall
  45. What is your favorite food? What is your least favorite food? Italian food is a fave of mine. Fast food.
  46. What is your favorite drink? (Coffee, Coke, Juice, Beer, Wine, etc.) Malta, Tea, Coffee, and Wine. In that order.
  47. What's your favorite animal? Why? Wolves. They are beautiful and I’ve always liked the husky dogs because they remind me of wolves and I had a husky when I was little.
  48. Do you have any pets? Do you want any pets? What kind? No, but I want a dog. Since I am gone for longs hours I don’t have a pet.
  49. What do you find most relaxing? (Not as in stress relief, but as something that actually calms you down.) Music and writing
  50. What habit that others have annoyed you most? When you are in the middle of having a conversation and someone just interrupts and doesn’t even say excuse me or I am sorry.
  51. What kind of things embarrasses you? Why? If I burp out
  52. What don't you like about yourself? My nose and my stomach.
  53. How would you like to look? I actually don’t want to look any other way. I am ok with me 99% of the 

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